El Retablo

Lodging in Cusco, Peru

This boutique hotel in the heart of Cusco celebrates vibrant Peruvian traditions and the rich cultural heritage of the city. The two-story, 17-room accomodation is a restored historic building that's been brought back to life as a stylish hotel. It's walls and rooms are filled with beautiful, colorful paintings that celebrate traditional Andean folk art. Located only 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, it's a great central location for your visit to Cusco.

Right for You?

Experience

Boutique

Style

Comfortable Stay, Historical Sites and Family Friendly

Price

$185-215 /night

Location

City/Urban

Connect with El Retablo

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise
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Speaks: English and Spanish

Why Lokal Recommends El Retablo

Background

Social Enterprise started in 2007| Local/Foreign Owned

A Unique Story

The El Retablo B&B was originally a historic building that was restored to create a unique hotel that incorporates contemporary style with traditional Peruvian arts. The B&B is part of the Mountain Lodges of Peru network - an organization dedicated to sustainable tourism in Peru.

Community Connection

Staying at El Retablo supports the work of the Mountain Lodges of Peru network. Their model empowers local communities, making them active investors in local development projects for the long-term benefit of all.
In 2006 Mountain Lodges of Peru sponsored the creation of Yanapana Peru, a not-for-profit Civil Association dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Yanapana is committed to improving the quality of life through sustainable community development, in an effort to reduce extreme poverty in the Andean Highlands. Main activities of the association include donations for the enhancement of nutrition and infrastructure at a local public school, funding and training for local entrepreneurs, and supporting local production of jam, honey, handmade textiles and organic coffee. They also support child sponsorship programs, as well as medical prevention, detection and treatment programs.

Culture

The intricate, detailed art around the B&B were designed and painted by students at the Fine Arts School of Cusco. Their designs celebrate and were inspired by 'retablos' - a traditional form of Andean folk art with three-dimensional figurines that are held in vibrantly painted colorful boxes.

Location

The hotel is centrally located only 3 blocks from the Plaza de Armas in the center of the city.